Now that the pine needles on your Christmas tree are starting to fall off, it’s time to throw it out. Stop! There’s a better way to do the job. The City needs your tree to turn it into mulch. This is a win-win program. Just leave your tree curbside (see below for pick-up schedule), or take it to a drop-off center. It’s that easy. Please try to be extra green this year and don’t bag your tree – it kinda defeats the purpose of being earth-frienly when The City has to dispose of a giant plastic bag. The City saves $60 for every ton that it recycles, and you can be happy knowing that your beautiful Christmas tree is getting a second life – a life that helps to make our city looking great. Here are all of the details:
DITTO Mr Green Jeans.
These trees last much longer than a couple of weeks and provide cover and roosting places for our winter resident birds. I grab 5 or 6 each new years and keep until March. Many stay green healed in the snow/ice as well.
I to lean them on my back fence.
Living in a small town in S Carolina yeara ago, they would encourage people to throw their trees in the local non-navigable water bodies: ponds, small lakes, etc... ways to provide cover for fish and to decompose over time adding valuable nutrients and organic matter to the water. But - I know that this pracice is not really feasible in Buffalo and larger cities. But - it makes sense.
Every year, I grab several trees from the curb & lean them on my backyard fence - my songbird friends love to perch in pines, and the green lasts until late May.
You forgot to mention that everybody gets Christmas again in the spring when the pine mulch gets spread in the planters!